Welcome to the best seat in Banff National Park – and possibly the whole of Canada. More than just a chairlift ride, Norquay's famous Sightseeing Chairlift is a gateway to an unforgettable, 10 minute open-air journey into the sky. Discover legendary, panoramic views above the clouds. Wilderness teaming with life and natural splendour. Endless, postcard-perfect scenery stretching across the horizon. Soar to nearly 7,000ft elevation, accessing the historic Cliffhouse Bistro and get ready to be “wowed”.Sitting at an elevation of 6900 ft., and accessed by riding the Norquay Sightseeing Chairlift, the Cliffhouse Bistro has been a social meeting spot since it opened in the 1950s – bringing the high to High Tea in Banff. Zip up your coziest layers and visit Norquay for a memorable day of sightseeing, dining and exploring. Here you’ll discover cozy mountain meals, endless photo opportunities, and top-of-the-world views that need to be seen to be believed.
Family-friendly Mt. Norquay offers outstanding conditions for beginner, intermediate and advanced skiers and riders. Since its opening in 1926, Mt. Norquay continues to be a local favorite. Famous as the training ground of Olympic and World Cup athletes, the resort offers the only night skiing in Banff-Lake Louise including a fully lit terrain park. Après ski, dine at the base of the mountain in the Cascade Lodge or at the top in the Cliffhouse Bistro.
Canada's creative leader in arts and culture, The Banff Centre is a globally recognized educational institution and conference facility.
This offer includes 11 nights of accommodation, along with a Rocky Mountaineer rail tour in SilverLeaf Service, as well as a VIA Rail from Jasper to Prince Rupert in touring class. In addition enjoy a variety of sightseeing opportunities and attractions in both British Columbia and Alberta. Restrictions apply.
Rise and shine! Northern Lights Breakfast Package includes limitless breakfast and Banff Gondola admission ($64 value) for just $69. Kids dine for only $10 with free admission until 10am (with one paying adult). Available daily from 8am-10am.
Explore the most beautiful natural areas of Alberta including, the Rocky Mountains, Lake Louise, and Banff National Park. Includes 4 nights of accommodation in standard Fairmont rooms (upgrades available), a shuttle transfer from Banff to Calgary, and also a shuttle transfer Lake Louise to Calgary downtown or the airport.
Guided rock climbing, mountaineering, ice climbing, ski touring in Banff and the surrounding areas. Banff Alpine Guides also offers avalanche courses and climbing instruction. All of the guides and instructors are certified under the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides and/or the International Federation of Mountain Guides.
From popular trails in Lake Louise and Banff to virtually unknown routes in Kananaskis Country, there's a hike for all abilities and interests. You'll travel safely, learn about the area, meet locals, and best of all you'll hike a trail or route that provides you with maximum reward for your effort. Choose from multiple hiking options requiring varying levels of skill and experience.
Sunshine’s historical snowshoe tour provides a unique Canadian Rockies experience through untouched powder deep into Sunshine Meadows. Let local guides at Sunshine Village take you off the beaten track into the heart of Banff National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, surrounded by panoramic alpine views. Walk along paths taken by Canada’s First Nations and listen to stories of first discovery by European explorers. Put yourself in their (snow)shoes. The experience culminates indoors at the Sunshine Mountain Lodge with a traditional Swiss-style cheese fondue. Immerse yourself in an authentic winter alpine experience in a location rich in Canadian history.
As fall retreats and winter emerges, so does the wonder and joy of Christmas in the Canadian Rockies. At dusk, the streets come alive with the magic glow of the Santa Claus Parade of Lights as a procession of floats, performers, and Santa himself traverse Banff Avenue. The parade begins at the Banff Avenue and Elk St intersection and continues down Banff Avenue until the Buffalo Street Intersection.
Come to the Banff Center to witness this rapidly rising smooth jazz guitarist as he brings his signature musical flair to the sun soaked Shaw Amphitheatre. Jesse Cook - Canadian guitarist, composer, and producer - incorporates elements of flamenco rumba, jazz and many forms of world music into his work. He is a Juno Award winner, Acoustic Guitar Player's Choice Award silver winner in the Flamenco Category, and a three-time winner of the Canadian Smooth Jazz award for Guitarist of the Year. He has recorded on the EMI, E1 Music and Narada labels and has sold over 1.5 million records worldwide.
The annual SnowDays Festival is the highlight of the winter season in Banff and Lake Louise. A month-long celebration held during January and February, the festival features a variety of events, shows, and activities that combine history, culture and winter adventure.